The original "Bluenose" was launched in 1921 at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. At 143 feet long, she was a fast schooner, in fact the fastest fishing schooner in the world.
She was not only a successful racer, but she also held the record for the largest single fish catch ever landed at her home port of Lunenburg.
The owners sold her for a good prince in 1942, but she was lost in a storm off the coast of Haiti in 1946.
But the grace and beauty of this magnificent schooner prompted a replica to be built. And the present "Bluenose" continues to be a fascination for visitors and a very important Nova Scotia attraction.